Week 23 in review: Apple brings iOS 16, the M2 chip and the new MacBook Air

This week was Apple’s WWDC developer conference, and we had a full event. As tradition dictates, Apple introduced new versions of its smartphone, tablet, computer and smartwatch platforms.

It all started with iOS. We haven’t received an always-on display announcement, which means Apple is keeping it as an iPhone 14 Pro exclusive for this fall. We got a big overhaul of the lock screen with the ability to change the date and time visuals, as well as moving the notifications to the bottom, making things easier to access and more clean. The notifications themselves have gotten smarter.

Apple also unveiled the M2, its second-generation ARM-based chipset. This is the base model that will power Apple’s entry-level machines, like the new MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which got the processor as an upgrade.

The M2 is 18% faster in processing and 35% faster in graphics, all with the same 5nm process and low power consumption. The M2 has an 8-core CPU and up to 10-core GPU.

The new MacBook Air brings an updated design that finally removes the wedge shape introduced by the original Air in 2008 and replaces it with a new, flatter look. The new Air weighs 1.22kg and has a 13.6-inch 16:10 500 nits display, M2 processor and starts with 8GB of unified memory and 256GB of storage for $1,199/€1,499 .

The Pixel 6a burst onto the scene again, this time via a listing on Facebook Marketplace. The listing is complete with images of the phone.

We now have a full exam of the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra, the phone with a truly invisible under-screen camera, a single 35mm main camera, good battery life and a striking design.

This will be the case for week 23. See you next time!

Notifications, Messages, Wallet, Maps, News, and CarPlay have received updates.


Apple revises the MacBook Air, the MacBook Pro also tastes the M2

The new MacBook Air supports MagSafe charging and up to 24GB of Unified Memory.


ZTE Axon 40 Ultra in review

Three 64MP cameras on the back and a huge 6.8-inch AMOLED show great promise.


Pixel 6a listed on Facebook Marketplace ahead of official sales

The device is expected to go on sale from July 28.


HTC launches a Vivese smartphone on June 28

Could this be the HTC flagship phone we’ve been talking about for a long time?


Apple unveils M2 chipset with 18% faster CPU and 35% faster GPU compared to M1

It is built on a more advanced 5nm process and comes with two additional GPU cores.


Poco C40 goes official with JLQ Technology chipset

The JR510 SoC inside the C40 is said to deliver Snapdragon 450/Helio G35 performance.


The Nothing Phone (1) could be announced this week

The company is still playing coy with the details, but expect more details on its debut smartphone soon.


iPhone 8 and later get iOS 16, iPhone 6s, 7 and SE support dropped

iPadOS 16 also removes some older devices – very old ones, for example the iPad Air 2 from 2014. watchOS 9 requires iOS 16, which can cause issues if you have an older phone.


Poco X4 GT edges closer to launch by earning NBTC certification

It’s rumored to be a rebadged Redmi Note 11T Pro announced last month in China.


Realme GT Neo 3T unveiled, Neo 3 makes its global debut

Neo 3T brings a Snapdragon 870 to the helm alongside 80W fast charging and a 5,000mAh battery.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Z Flip4 set to arrive on August 10

The Watch 5 is expected in three sizes.


Apple's iPadOS 16 arrives with a new multitasking experience for iPad M1s

There are also improvements to the built-in Mail app, as well as passkeys to replace passwords in Safari.


Unboxing Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition

A phone worthy of a Shinobi warrior.


Nothing phone (1) to support 45W charging

The TUV certification of the device reveals the charging adapter of the phone.


Poco F4 5G confirmed to have Snapdragon 870 at the helm

It is rumored to be a version of the Redmi K40S.


New renders show Xiaomi 12 Ultra's Leica-branded camera module

The device will feature the iconic red Leica logo.


The new Oppo K10 5G arrives with two cameras, Dimensity 810

The smartphone debuts in India for INR 17,499 or around $210/€225.


Infinix confirms the first Helio G99 phone

It will be part of the company’s Note 12 lineup.


Our Realme GT Neo 3T video review is out

A fairly competitive mid-range offer.


Poco F4 5G photos leak, phone reportedly based on Redmi K40S

It has a better camera than the Redmi, but the rest should be the same.


The USB-C port will be mandatory for all small and medium-sized electronic devices sold in the EU from 2024

A provisional agreement has been found between the negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council.


Rumor: The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will have a very unusual 1+2+2+3 CPU configuration

The SM8550 chip would feature a mix of new cores (Cortex-X3 and A720) and old cores (A710 and A510).


Motorola unveils the Moto G62 5G and G42

Both phones will soon be available in Brazil.


Apple WWDC announcements hot take

MacBook Air stole the show, iPadOS gets macOS functionality, and iOS 16 sees minor updates


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